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A Linguistic Analysis of Northern Sotho (G Poulos, LJ Louwrens) An excellent and comprehensive Northern Sotho grammar reference. A must-have if you intend learning Northern Sotho.
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A Linguistic Analysis of Venda (G Poulos) Venda grammar reference.
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A Linguistic Analysis of Zulu
A Linguistic Analysis of Zulu (G Poulos, CT Msimang) Zulu grammar reference.
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Afrikaans-Engels/Engels-Afrikaans Woordeboek
Afrikaans-Engels/Engels-Afrikaans Woordeboek
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English-Xhosa Dictionary
English-Xhosa Dictionary (Arnold Fischer)
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English-Zulu, Zulu-English
English-Zulu, Zulu-English (CM Doke, D McK Malcolm, JMA Sikakana, BW Vilakazi)
("The most comprehensive English-Zulu/Zulu-English dictionary available. Complete with notes on the new orthography, it is an invaluable reference for students of Zulu, Zulu speaking students of English and linguists working in the Zulu language")
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Handbook of isiZulu
Handbook of isiZulu (P.C. Taljaard, S.E. Bosch) Zulu grammar reference
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HAT (Verklarende Handwoordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal)
HAT (Verklarende Handwoordeboek van die Afrikaanse Taal) (FF Odendal & RH Gouws)
("'n Omvattende verklarende Afrikaanse woordeboek met betekenisomskrywings")
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Oxford Afrikaans-Engels English-Afrikaans Skoolwoordeboek School Dictionary
Oxford Afrikaans-Engels English-Afrikaans Skoolwoordeboek School Dictionary "Designed to enable learners to write and speak effectively and competently in their additional language, this up-to-date and easy-to-use dictionary focuses on overcoming learners' most common difficulties."
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Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary IsiXhosa and English
Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary IsiXhosa and English (Gilles-Maurice de Schryver et al.) New (2014) modern Xhosa - English bilingual dictionary with many useful features, such as real (corpus-based) usage examples, most frequent words indicated, detailed part of speech and grammatical information and word sense breakdowns, and more
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Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: Northern Sotho and English / Pukuntšu ya Polelopedi ya Sekolo: Sesotho sa Leboa le Seisimane. E gatišitšwe ke Oxford
Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: Northern Sotho and English / Pukuntšu ya Polelopedi ya Sekolo: Sesotho sa Leboa le Seisimane. E gatišitšwe ke Oxford (Gilles-Maurice de Schryver et al.) New (2007), modern Northern Sotho - English bilingual dictionary with many interesting and useful features, such as real usage examples at every entry (mostly corpus-based), most frequent words indicated, detailed part of speech and grammatical information, proper word sense breakdowns etc.
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Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: Zulu and English / Isichazamazwi Sesikole: isiZulu - isiNgisi
Oxford Bilingual School Dictionary: Zulu and English / Isichazamazwi Sesikole: isiZulu - isiNgisi (Gilles-Maurice de Schryver et al.) New (2010) and revised 2015, modern Zulu - English bilingual dictionary with many useful features, such as real (corpus-based) usage examples, most frequent words indicated, detailed part of speech and grammatical information and word sense breakdowns, and more
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Popular Northern Sotho dictionary
Popular Northern Sotho dictionary (DJ Prinsloo, BP Sathekge, TJ Kriel) Northern Sotho - English, English - Northern Sotho.
(This remains one of the most useful dictionaries if you are learning Northern Sotho (or are Northern Sotho speaking and learning English).)
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Say it in Zulu (A Wilkes)
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Scholars Zulu dictionary: English-Zulu/Zulu-English (GR Dent, CLS Nyembezi)
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Se jou se in zulu (A Wilkes) Afrikaans version of 'Say it in Zulu'
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South African Oxford Multilingual Primary Dictionary (Nguni) (OUPSA)
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South African Oxford Multilingual Primary Dictionary (Sotho) (OUPSA)
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The Greater Dictionary of isiXhosa
The Greater Dictionary of isiXhosa "A comprehensive trilingual (IsiXhosa, English, Afrikaans) dictionary that promotes multilingualism and indigenous languages was launched on the 22nd of September 2006, at the University of Fort Hare."
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Venda Dictionary
Venda Dictionary (Van Warmelo) Venda - English, 490 pages.
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Xhosa Proverbs
Xhosa Proverbs (Zolile Calana)
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